A virtual tour of the Faroe Islands as an armchair traveller

Stuck at home, too? Did the virus thing cancel all your travel plans?

We got you covered! You can take a virtual tour of the remote but pristine Faroe Islands.

Especially if you also like video games, sort of. Grab your phone and use it as a remote control to um… control a real human on the other side of the world!

No, it’s not a joke! If you feel bored at home, dreaming of faraway places (you can’t go at the moment), this is your chance. And if the Faroe Islands have been on your bucket list, then it’s your time now!

If all this doesn’t make sense, then read on to find out that it is totally true!

What about a virtual tour of the Faroe Islands?

You may remember the amazing cam campaign with the sheep (google um… Google Sheep View) but this is even more interactive!

Now you can remotely explore one of the most beautiful and pristine places on the planet – the Faroe Islands – with an innovative new travel tool that brings the destination to life from the comfort of one’s home. Aha!

The virtual visit was created as the perfect escape for those whose plans to visit the Faroe Islands have been temporarily put on hold because of the virus situation. Or for those who simply like daydreaming and need inspiration during the #stayhome time.

Fancy becoming an armchair traveller? No need to put your heavy jacket and the boots on. Extend your arm to your nearest screen (computer, laptop or mobile phone) and visit these distant lands.

Walk outdoors, discovering pristine landscapes, wild seascapes and the occasional Faroese sheep. You can also explore key landmarks and the capital city of Tórshavn (literally translated as Thor’s port). Fancy?

Image: Kirstin Vang / Visit Faroe Islands

But how can you do it?

You can interact – live – with a local Faroese, who will act as your eyes, ears and body on a virtual exploratory tour of the islands. Almost spooky!

The Faroese locals will be equipped with a live video camera, allowing you not only to see the views from an on-the-spot perspective but also control where and how you explore, by using your computer or phone keypad to turn, walk, run and even jump. Just like a real-life computer game, you can control the moves of the Faroese islanders, who will not only explore locations on foot but also take to the skies by helicopter!During the virtual tours, which have already started and will run once or twice daily for about 10 days, the Visit Faroe Islands tourist board team will be online in real-time on Instagram and Facebook Live to answer any questions you may have! So cool, huh?

If you need both inspiration and expert knowledge about places to visit and things to see once the islands have reopened to visitors, they will be your folks! All you need to do to join is to visit www.remote-tourism.com and stay tuned until the next live session!

And if the time difference makes it a challenge, accept it! Wake up earlier or get up in the night to tune in and live the once-in-a-lifetime interactive experience, the Faroese way!

Images: Kirstin Vang / Visit Faroe Islands